The Texas Street Bridge Lighting will be held at the Texas Street Bridge in Shreveport on Tuesday, February 22 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are available at texasstreetbridge.com.
On a chilly New Years Eve in 1993 over 38,000 Shreveport and Bossier residents packed around the Texas Street Bridge to celebrate the lighting of the $480,000 neon art installation. At one time this super-structure was the nation's biggest neon sculpture, but over the years, repairs to cracked neon bulbs became too large a fiscal burden. In 2014, the city decided to turn off the remaining glow for good. But it returns 2-22-2022, a Tuesday.
In February 2022, Shreveport and Bossier City relight the historic Texas Street Bridge with LED lights, art, color, and creativity over the Red River with the "BAKOWSKI Bridge of Lights" on the Texas Street Bridge.